Two-Year Investigation Brings Big Bust

MULTI-AGENCY OPERATION WRAP UP On October 4th, 2022, members of the Coalinga Police Department, Agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), officers with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Crisis Response Teams from Avenal, Corcoran and Pleasant Valley State Prisons and K-9 Officers with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) wrapped up an almost…

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Fentanyl

Fentanyl: Deadly Date: September 29, 2022Prepared By/Contact Person: Eric Beasley, Fire Division ChiefJose Garza, Police Chief In recent times, recreational drug use has become more prominent in Coalinga. Whether illicitly or pharmaceutically manufactured, the use of fentanyl in the streets of Coalinga is on the rise. Coalinga Fire Department has partnered with the Coalinga Police…

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Fentanyl Bust

On September 5, 2022, Coalinga Police Officers responded to an alarm at a local business. While investigating the call, officers contacted 24-year-old Coalinga resident, Arturo Padilla, in the immediate area. Padilla was found to have two active warrants for his arrest and was taken into custody without incident. While conducting an inventory of Padilla’s property,…

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One CHS Student Tests Positive for Covid-19

One classroom is closed, and the students in that one class were told to quarantine for ten days. The teacher is also quarantined for ten days. Students and staff can return after ten days of symptom free quarantine or earlier if they have a negative Covid-19 test. From Superintendent Lori Villanueva: Today, out of an…

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One Student at CHUSD Tests Positive for Covid-19

Classroom closed, students told to quarantine for ten days. Students and staff can return after ten days of symptom free quarantine or earlier if they have a negative Covid-19 test. From Superintendent Lori Villanueva Today, out of an abundance of caution, the District took action to close one classroom at Coalinga High School due to…

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